Duran Announces Appointments to Interim Committees

May 31, 2018

(May 31) –Speaker Crisanta Duran announced today her appointments to four committees that will be meeting during the legislative interim: Alternatives to the Gallagher Amendment Interim Study Committee: Reps. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, chairwoman, and Jeff Bridges, D-Greenwood Village Legislative Workplace Interim Study Committee: Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, chairwoman, and Rep. Faith Winter, D-Westminster Opioid and Other Substance

PERA Fix Passes the House

May 1, 2018

(April 30) – A bill to assure the long-term solvency of Colorado PERA, the retirement plan for teachers and government employees, was approved by voice vote in the House of Representatives tonight. SB18-200, sponsored in the House by Majority Leader KC Becker and Rep. Dan Pabon, commits $225 million in new funding to reduce PERA’s

Child Care Relief for Hardworking Coloradans Passes House

April 29, 2018

(April 27) – The House passed a bill today led by Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Faith Winter to expand child care tax credits for Colorado families.  “Colorado families are spending mountains of money on child care. This bill will make a meaningful difference for middle income families dealing with the high costs of child care,” said Speaker Duran, D-Denver. “Parents should

Weissman’s Transparency in Political Advertising Bill Wins House Approval

April 29, 2018

(April 27) – The House gave approval to Rep. Mike Weissman’s Stand By Your Ad Act. The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly offered support for disclaimer requirements for political advertisements.  “Colorado voters deserve to know who is trying to influence or sway our elections,” said Rep. Weissman, D-Aurora. “This bill would ensure transparency in political advertising

A PERA Fix That’s Really a Fix

April 17, 2018

(April 16) – A bill to assure the long-term solvency of Colorado PERA, the retirement plan for teachers and government employees, was significantly amended in the House Finance Committee today. SB18-200, sponsored in the House by Majority Leader KC Becker and Rep. Dan Pabon, commits $225 million in new funding to reduce PERA’s liability and

Duran’s Affordable Housing Expansion Advances

March 19, 2018

(March 19) – A bipartisan bill to expand a tax credit to make housing more affordable for more Coloradans made a successful debut in the House today. SB18-007, sponsored in the House by Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, and Rep. Jon Becker, R-Fort Morgan, passed the House Finance Committee on a vote of 10-3. “This bill

Duran Announces 5 Committee Assignment Changes

March 16, 2018

(March 16) – Speaker Crisanta Duran announced a series of changes in assignments to House committees of reference today. Effective immediately: Dan Pabon, D-Denver, fills the Local Government Committee vacancy created by the expulsion of Steve Lebsock Susan Lontine, D-Denver, replaces Rep. Pabon on the Public Health Care & Human Services Committee Dylan Roberts, D-Eagle,

A Victory for Victims

March 3, 2018

(March 2) – The House of Representatives has expelled a member for the first time in 103 years. By a vote of 52 to 9, the House this afternoon expelled Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, after a three-month investigation by an independent third-party investigator found that all 11 accusations of sexual harassment against him, by five

Two Bad Gun Bills Go Down

February 22, 2018

Dems on State Affairs Defeat Second of 3 Bills That Would Increase Gun Threat in CO   (Feb. 21) – Democrats on the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee are two-thirds of the way through denying three Republican bills that attempted to increase the prevalence of gun violence in Colorado.  The second bill to

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